May 28, 2015


Human Resources

Forms for Petition of Candidacy for the Employee Advisory Committee (EAC) representative position are available in the Human Resources office, 2010 Old Main. The forms must be completed and returned by 4 p.m. Friday, May 29.

Due to the resignation of the current EAC representative, EIU will hold a special election for an EIU representative to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee. Civil service employees interested in running for the position may pick up the proper forms in the Human Resources office.

To be eligible for nomination and election to membership on this committee, a civil service employee must meet the following qualifications: (1) Have a full-time certified status appointment in the system, and (2) have at least three current consecutive years of civil service employment in an institution currently served by the system at the time the candidate picks up the petition and statement of candidacy. Further information regarding process deadlines will be given with the candidacy forms.

The term will be from July 16, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019. In a standard end-of-term election, the individual elected to this committee serves a four-year term. However, with the special election, the term will be four years and five-and-a-half months.

The election will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, for civil service employees only.

Please review the SUCSAC website, which includes the EAC Membership Manual and Bylaws. For further information, please feel free to contact Julie Benedict, Training & Development,, 581-8415 for further information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Human Resources
Posted: May 26, 2015

A VALIC representative will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Sullivan Room, MLK Jr. Union. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 217-821-5289 or visit the Sullivan Room any Wednesday through Aug. 26.

VALIC is one of EIU's approved vendors for the 403b plan. A 403b is a voluntary tax-deferred supplemental retirement plan developed to enhance an employee's retirement. VALIC is one of the approved vendors offered by EIU.

For more information about EIU's 403b plans, please visit our page here.

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Apr 30, 2015

Voya Financial, formerly Reliastar, has performed its tri-term renewal process for life insurance. Employees who were due for their three-year evaluation have had their life insurance policies reviewed by Voya. Related rate changes will be enacted on the June 2015 payroll and will remain consistent for the next three years. Please contact Voya Financial at 1-800-955-7736 with any questions.

Note: EIU's current life insurance provider is Minnesota Life. The above information is only pertinent to those employees who have been grandfathered into the Reliastar/Voya plan.

THURMAN ETCHISON, Benefits Services
Posted: Apr 23, 2015

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